Exclusives

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Yesterday
Urban sustainability efforts have historically failed to advance all three E’s of sustainability: environmental action, economic development, and equity. However, a movement is underway to put equity—the oft-ignored E—at the forefront.
Megan Horst
Blog post
September 18, 2018, 2pm PDT
A new era of civic-minded, urbanism-focused technology is here.
Kayla Matthews
Blog post
September 9, 2018, 1pm PDT
One common argument against road diets and other pro-walkability policies is that seniors need cars more than anyone else. Is this claim borne out by data?
Michael Lewyn
Feature
September 6, 2018, 6am PDT
It's not impossible to reshape the suburbs to be more walkable, but it does require careful planning and design.
Jason Beske, David Dixon
Blog post
September 4, 2018, 6am PDT
Conventional planning is static, designed to lock in existing land use patterns. We need more dynamic planning to respond to changing household needs and community goals.
Todd Litman
Feature
August 29, 2018, 5am PDT
Planetizen's 2018 "Top Twitter" list focuses on the local journalists who work hard to keep planning projects and processes in the public eye.
James Brasuell
Blog post
August 27, 2018, 10am PDT
Good research indicates that building middle-priced housing increases affordability through "filtering," as some lower-priced housing occupants move into more expensive units, and over time as the new houses depreciate and become cheaper.
Todd Litman
Blog post
August 27, 2018, 9am PDT
In the Rust Belt, neighborhood decline is much more significant than gentrification.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
August 26, 2018, 5am PDT
Blogger Kayla Matthews examines the many challenges planners face in preparing for the extreme weather and flooding caused by climate change.
Kayla Matthews
Blog post
August 20, 2018, 5am PDT
We are in perhaps the most dynamic period with respect to changes in travel behavior in the past 50 years. Chose your data wisely.
Steven Polzin
Feature
August 16, 2018, 8am PDT
Memory can be an intensely powerful tool when planning for the future.
James Rojas
Blog post
August 7, 2018, 9am PDT
What responsibilities does an urban university engaged in the act of master planning have to the city of which it is a part, and to the greater public good?
Dean Saitta
Blog post
August 5, 2018, 1pm PDT
One common argument against building new housing in high cost cities is that people priced out of those cities can always move somewhere cheaper. This post responds to that claim.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
August 2, 2018, 8am PDT
Strategies for increasing affordability often involved trade-offs between various goals and impacts. It is important to consider all of these factors when evaluating potential solutions to unaffordability.
Todd Litman
Blog post
August 1, 2018, 12pm PDT

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development devoted an entire issue of a quarterly newsletter to land use regulations and the idea that local laws are strangling the nation's supply of affordable housing.

James Brasuell
Blog post
July 25, 2018, 12pm PDT
There is more than one way for a city to systematically reduce it carbon footprint.
Kayla Matthews
Blog post
July 23, 2018, 2pm PDT
Most buses are not empty enough to justify substitution of smaller vehicles.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
July 16, 2018, 5am PDT
Parking and the City features Shoup at his witty best, accompanied by a group of passionate collaborators for the cause of rational parking regulations. The future of parking reform is in good hands.
James Brasuell
Blog post
July 6, 2018, 9am PDT
A number of entry-level planners make tactical choices that lessen their chances of landing the best possible job. If you see yourself in these, please take note.
Bruce Stiftel
Blog post
July 5, 2018, 1pm PDT
More efficient parking management can benefit everybody, including motorists, businesses, residents, and any planner who becomes an expert on this subject, as I can report from experience.
Todd Litman
Blog post
July 3, 2018, 6am PDT
It is indeed possible to have a city full of low-rise buildings that is still compact enough for excellent transit service—but only if most side streets are used for mid-rise buildings instead of houses.
Michael Lewyn